Southwest Cotton: Weather Delays; Weed Decisions – AgFax

🕔May 3, 2017Christmas weather in April was not welcomed by northern Panhandle growers who were hit with up to 6 inches of snow, rain and temperatures down to 28 degrees.

Cotton – Southwest – Resistant Pigweed War Heats Up with the Temperatures – AgFax

🕔Jul 14, 2016Temperatures hit 108 in Amarillo on Monday (7/11) with a “cooler” 101 degrees expected today (7/14). Some Panhandle-South Plains areas have seen 110 degrees this week, which created a tough […]

Cotton – Southwest – Sunshine: Planters Rolling Fast to Beat Insurance Deadline – AgFax

🕔Jun 8, 2016Good News for cotton growing country! USDA approved the Cotton Ginning Cost-Share Program. Read the details in 2 items under AgFax News section below. Blue skies and temperatures in the 90s […]

Southwest Cotton – From Blooming to Waiting to Plant – AgFax

🕔May 4, 2016The first cotton blooms were seen last week in Rio Grande Valley fields. That’s the good news! The bad news: white flies, spider mites, aphids and fleahoppers are showing up […]

Cotton – Southwest: Rain Would Help Prevent Some “Chunking Bolls” – AgFax

🕔Aug 26, 2015There’s plenty of defoliation talk – either happening or starting in a couple of weeks. Growers are chomping at the bit to get this season behind them.    The need […]

Cotton – Southwest: Calling All Sprayers, Hoes, Cultivators – AgFax

🕔Jul 15, 2015‘Oklahoma is OK!’ says the musical lyrics. And Randy Boman, OSU cotton specialist, agrees – “There’s no telling how much cotton we can make if we get a good rain […]

Cotton Southwest: Weather Delays Mean Fewer Planted Acres – AgFax

🕔May 27, 2015Weather delays are potentially taking out more cotton acres. Growers, who have already put down cotton-only preemergent products, are faced with limited crop alternatives.  Insects have been relatively light so […]

Cotton in Southwest – Beneficials Helping Late Season; Irrigation Wrappng Up – AgFax

🕔Sep 3, 2014Irrigation Termination?  Soil needs to be “wet enough to keep the plants alive so the harvest aides will work better,” advises Mark Kelley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Cotton Specialist, Lubbock. […]

Cotton – Southwest Growers Seeing More Disease, Insects – AgFax

🕔Jul 30, 2014Verticillium wilt, fusarium, bacterial blight and root knot nematodes have arrived in some fields in the South Plains.  

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